audient

noun au·di·ent \ ˈȯdēənt , ˈäd- , -dyənt \

Definition of audient

plural -s
1 :hearer
2 in the early Christian Church
a :one permitted to attend services in the narthex but dismissed after the sermon
b :a catechumen in the early stages of instruction for admission to the church but not yet an applicant for baptism

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Origin and Etymology of audient

Latin audient-, audiens


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